Adobe today updated over a dozen of its iOS apps, refreshing their designs, consolidating multiple apps into new, unified, apps and adding big new features to some of their most popular apps. Here are some of the highlights:
Adobe Lightroom on iOS can now be used for free, provided that you don’t need to sync your photos with Adobe Creative Cloud (which is still paid). Other new features include better color control and the ability to control the amount of atmospheric haze in your photos.
Adobe Photoshop Fix
Adobe Photoshop Fix is a new app designed specifically to do image retouching and restoration on your iOS device. It features the liquify, heal and patch, smooth, and lighten and darken tools that Photoshop users will be familiar with.
Adobe Capture CC
Adobe Capture CC is a new, consolidated, app that brings together the features from Brush CC, Color CC, Hue CC and Shape CC. This means that you can extract color themes from photos, convert photos and drawings into vector graphics, create brushes from photos. Essentially, Adobe Capture CC is all about capturing design assets for use in other Adobe apps.
Adobe Photoshop Sketch
Now at version 3.0, Adobe Photoshop Sketch adopts the features from the now-defunct Adobe Illustrator Line app, which means it supports perspective and graph grids, drawing French curves, polygons and other new shapes that weren’t previously available. Also new is its support for watercolor paintbrushes (on newer iPads) and the ability to add images directly from Adobe Stock.
Adobe Premiere Clip
Adobe Premiere Clip’s big new feature is automatic video creation, which allows you to simply input a soundtrack and images, at which point Premiere Clip will create an arrangement that you can share or make further edits.
Adobe Photoshop Mix
Adobe Photoshop Mix can now combine more than two layers, enabling you to create more complex images, further assisted by new controls which let you set the opacity of each layer.
Adobe Comp CC
Adobe Comp CC now also supports the iPhone, has a streamlined workflow which includes new gestures, and is compatible with importing resources from Adobe’s other mobile apps.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Photoshop Express has a redesigned user interface and support for Adobe CreativeSync so that photos can now move to and from Photoshop Express from Adobe’s other apps.